OUTLOOK: Classics in the Courtyard kicks off springtime season
Published 4:00 am Sunday, April 24, 2022
A precedent was set last year when the Southern Cultural Heritage Center (SCHC) expanded its fall “Classics in the Courtyard” events to include the spring.
Now for the second year, “Spring Classics in the Courtyard” has continued, and kicking off the series Friday was Vicksburg’s very own Booth Buys.
“This was the first time Booth has performed as the SCHC and we were so excited to showcase some wonderful Vicksburg talent,” SCHF executive director Stacey Mahoney said.
The “Classics in the Courtyard” event began 14 years ago at the SCHC, offering a variety of musical performances during the lunch hour with local restaurants supplying a meal at a minimal cost.
It is held four consecutive Fridays in the fall and spring and is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the generous support of Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation individual and corporate members, the City of Vicksburg and various appropriations.
“We love offering these concerts to our community. They are a really fun way to get together, enjoy great music and eat delicious food,” Mahoney said.
The “Classics in the Courtyard” events run from noon until 1 p.m. on Fridays. The concerts are free, and the cost of lunch is $12. Reservations for lunch must be made by 5 p.m. the previous Thursday.
To make a reservation for lunch, call 601-631-2997 or email email@example.com.
The remaining schedule:
Performance by DEVIL’S DUO
Lunch provided by Billy’s Italian Restaurant
Performance by KEYS VS STRINGS
Lunch provided by 10South
Performance by the Patrick Smith Band
Lunch provided by Goldie’s Express